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Army officer commits suicide in Kashmir


Srinagar, Mar 1 :

A junior commissioned officer (JCO) of the Rashtriya Rifles Friday killed himself in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Subedar Surinder Singh of 2 Rashtriya Rifles shot himself with his service rifle inside the army camp in Soibug village, police sources said.

The incident came a day after a trooper of another Rashtriya Rifles camp in Ganderbal district killed five colleagues and injured another before committing suicide.

The army has already ordered a court of inquiry into Thursday’s firing at the camp in Safapora (Manasbal) area of Ganderbal.